- Making News: Bush Nominates Negroponte as Director of National Intelligence
President Bush has nominated career diplomat John Negroponte to be the first Director of National Intelligence. Negroponte was Ambassador to the UN, and is currently Ambassador to Iraq. When Congress created the DNI last year, it was not completely clear about the responsibilities of the job, but today Bush insisted that Negroponte will have both access to him and control of the budget. We hear more from Faye Bowers of the Christian Science Monitor and former CIA Director Stansfield Turner.
- Reporter's Notebook: White House Fights Former American POW's Trying to Collect Compensation
Seventeen American pilots shot down during the 1991 Gulf War were abused and tortured by the regime of Saddam Hussein. A federal judge has awarded them $1 billion in compensation from Iraqi assets frozen by the US, but the Bush Administration has challenged the award on the ground that Iraq needs the money. Tony Onorato is one of the attorneys representing the POW's as they appeal the decision to the US Supreme Court.
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